Three days into fall and this is not what we'd expect. Not only were high temperatures in the low 90s today, but the humidity made it feel close to 100. Typically, Houston lags behind the calendar, but last week's taste of fall as summer ended had us all a bit optimistic. Now, reality sets in but all hope is not lost. We should see temperatures nudge downward by the weekend as a cool front dips down from the north and clouds and rain return.
Speaking of rain, we are starting to really need it. I've been tracking the surplus through the year and we're starting to slip. Here's what's happened over the last month:
In blue, the surplus for the four major reporting sites: Bush, Hobby, Galveston, College Station as of August 24. The yellow bars represent the surplus as of today. Across the board, there's been a 2"-3" drop. September has been fairly dry so far, only 1.36" has fallen which is 2" below a normal for this month.